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Staff Spotlight: Kathleen Johansen

Posted by Drake, 1 month ago

In welcoming the newest member of the Drake fam, Sales Manager Kathleen Johansen, we sat down + asked her a few questions on what it’s like working with Drake's events team and chasing after her childhood dream of becoming a wedding planner.

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Staff Spotlight: Drake Dev F+B Manager Jordan Malka

Posted by Drake, 1 month, 1 week ago

We’ve added a new member to the Drake fam, Drake Devonshire’s newest Food + Beverage Manager Jordan Malka! We sat down to talk to Jordan about his time as a high school bartender (yup, it was legal) to his big move from the 6ix to the 613.

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Staff Spotlight: Josefina Hernandez

Posted by Drake, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

It's no surprise that one of the best hotbeds for arts + culture in the 6ix would also harbour some of the most talented movers + shakers of Toronto! A dedicated member of the Drake General Store staff team, our DGS shopgirl also works as a multi-talented artist when she's not offering you five star service! Check out today's featured Staff Spotlight and get yourself aquainted with multi-talented Toronto-based artist, Josefina Hernandez!

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Posted by Drake, 3 months, 3 weeks ago

A new blog feature by novelist Russell Smith. Russell Smith's new book of short stories is called Confidence. He lives at Bloor and Lansdowne and hates brunch.

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It All Started at The Drake Hotel

Posted by Drake, 6 months ago

A special guest of the hotel, Elizabeth is a cancer survivor who first discovered a lump in her breast while staying with us. She wrote a powerful, blog series for the University Health Network and on The Mental Breast chronicling her cancer experience. We invited Elizabeth for another sleepover and were absolutely thrilled to welcome her back and stay with us again when she was cancer-free, to celebrate her current state of remission, and share her story, this time on OUR blog!

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Staff Spotlight: Dani Kreeft

Posted by Drake, 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Meet Dani Kreeft. Or maybe you already have? As part of a serving staff at our Queen West location, you may have witnessed first-hand her bright personality and great service. Let us help you put a name to a face, the way Dani does with her incredibly beautiful and thoughtful line of art prints, greeting + post cards that also do double duty giving back to educational international non-profit, These Numbers Have Faces.
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